After a long run at the top, Remote Desktop Connection Manager (RDCman.exe) took a hit with CVE-2020-0765. RDCMan is my preferred Remote Desktop connection manager at work. Then Microsoft announced this discontinuation of RDCMan. I could find no suitable replacements, and it looked like I was going to have to change tools anyway.
Things couldn’t get any worse, then they got better!
Announcing RDCMan v2.82
Remote Desktop Connection Manager is back! Microsoft released an update that fixes the critical vulnerability. I didn’t want to keep using vulnerable software at work, but RDCMan is irreplaceable.
Replacing RDCMan with the Windows 10 Remote Desktop app was not an option. At the time of this writing, the Remote Desktop app does a poor job of tracking the mouse cursor. There is a noticeable amount of lag on the screen. I submitted feedback to Microsoft on that issue. Hopefully Microsoft will fix the built-in Remote Desktop app. You can get an updated working version of RDCMan today.
Best Remote Desktop Connection Manager
RDCman is the best replacement for the MMC console. It’s quite possibly the best tool for a centralized Remote Desktop experience. I challenge you to find something better (and free).
Let me know if you’ve found a better tool.
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